Nutella Oatmeal Bread with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze

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Nutella Oatmeal Bread with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze @KatrinasKitchen

So I have this oatmeal problem. I hate it.

I have tried and tried time and again to become an eater of oatmeal. I even convinced my husband to eat it for a few months. It goes down the same way each time I renew my oatmeal vows. I decide I should like oatmeal. I purchase oatmeal, prepare it, and feel like an adult for a few days. I have to wait for it to cool almost completely and thicken up before I can handle the consistency enough to force feed myself. Without fail the day comes when I forget about my cooling oatmeal until it becomes even less edible than it was in the first place. I man up and eat it anyway and become so disgusted with it that I swear I will never eat oatmeal again.

So I am breaking up with oatmeal.

Nutella Oatmeal Bread with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze @KatrinasKitchen

Dear Oatmeal,

I like oats. I like meals. But this isn’t working.
I’m sorry. It’s not me…it’s you.


Now let’s talk about bread. I like bread. I like baking bread. I get a little bit giddy when I see the yeast getting bubbly and when the aroma fills my house. I started out making my go-to oatmeal bread recipe and then I decided to bump up the flavor with some Nutella. Since I threw in the Nutella I also topped it with a brown sugar honey glaze before baking. It caramelized perfectly and made a sweet and crisp crust. I have made this bread for years and years without the Nutella and sweet glaze so if you want a more traditional loaf simply omit the Nutella and glaze. The traditional oatmeal bread is a favorite of my family- especially at Thanksgiving.

Nutella Oatmeal Bread with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze @KatrinasKitchen

Nutella Oatmeal Bread with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze Recipe

Classic oatmeal bread with Nutella and honey
Prep Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 2 loaves


  • For the Bread:
  • 1 Cup quick oats
  • 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 Cup Nutella
  • 1 Cups boiling water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast 1 packet
  • 1/2 Cup warm water
  • 5 Cups flour
  • For the Glaze:
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • Oats optional, for garnish


  • In a large bowl pour boiling water over oats, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, salt, and butter, and Nutella. Stir until combined. Let cool to lukewarm.
  • While batter is cooling combine yeast with warm water and let sit for 5 minutes. Combine with batter.
  • Stir in flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough is stiff enough to turn out to a floured work surface. Continue to knead in remaining flour for 5-10 minutes.
  • Place in a greased bowl and let rise 1 hour until doubled.
  • Punch dough down and let rise again (about 30 minutes).
  • Preheat oven to 350. Shape into 2 loaves and place in greased loaf pans.
  • Prepare glaze. Slice loaves and pour glaze over top. Garnish with more oats if desired.
  • Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.

Photo: Red Star Yeast

Have you ever baked with yeast? You must, I tell you! MUST! Red Star Yeast sent me a sample of their new Platinum yeast and they want to give you some as well. I used it in a few recipes this week and loved the results. I specifically wanted to try it in this oatmeal bread because Platinum yeast “Works great in any bread recipe, but is particularly effective in producing healthy whole grain and sweet breads that are light, airy, and larger in volume.” ~Source: Red Star Yeast 

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- Katrina

62 Responses to “Nutella Oatmeal Bread with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze”

  1. #
    bridget — October 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    This bread is absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm going to look for that platinum yeast!

    You know, I used to go through that same thing with Malt O'Meal. EVERY year when it got cool, I would BEG my mom to buy the chocolate kind. And EVERY year, I hated it. It's good to break up with a food now and then. 😉
    My recent post Banana Bread French Toast with Peanut Butter Maple Syrup (and brown sugar whipped cream)

  2. #
    claire — October 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Another delicious nutella recipe I have to try!!

  3. #
    becky — October 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I have never made anything with yeast. I have always been way too intimidated by it.
    But after reading your recipe, i am going to give it a try, especially if I can find the new
    Platinum yeast. Thanks for the giveaway. Keep up with your funny posts!

  4. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — October 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I totally want to enter the giveaway so I can get more Platinum. bahaha! I won't though. I promise! 😛 Also, I force myself to eat oatmeal almost every morning. Bleh.

    This bread, though, looks terrific! I love the brown sugar glaze!
    My recent post Oatmeal Rolls

  5. #
    thedomesticrebel — October 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Holy cow. This bread looks incredible, Katrina!
    My recent post Twix Bites

  6. #
    Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Mmm love the sound of this!

  7. #
    Deborah — October 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I've been doing a lot of baking lately, and I'd love to try the new yeast. I count on Red Star Yeast to be good.

  8. #
    cookingactress — October 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I feel exactly the same way about oatmeal!!! THIS BREAD LOOKS PHENOMENAL!!

  9. #
    bakedbyrachel — October 9, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I can't wait to try this yeast. It seems like a winner! And it means I'd get to make more yummy bread like this!
    My recent post Beer Pretzel Bowls

  10. #
    Carley — October 9, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I am terrified of baking with yeast but would love to finally give it a try!

  11. #
    mrsblocko — October 9, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    that yeast sounds great!
    My recent post Beefaroni from a can never tasted like THIS!!!!

  12. #
    Brooks at Cakewalker — October 9, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Katrina, laughter abounds in this post…thank you for bringing smiles to what was a tedious afternoon! The bread turned out beautiful and yours is the first I've seen produced from Red Star's new line of yeast. I'm glad to know your thoughts about it. I'll be on the lookout for it in the grocer's aisle.
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  13. #
    [email protected] Table for Two — October 10, 2012 at 12:43 am

    this bread looks so crusty good with that topping. i love that this platinum yeast can give that bakery effect! must have!
    My recent post Butterscotch Pudding Cookies

  14. #
    [email protected] — October 10, 2012 at 1:31 am

    lol you make oatmeal sound like prison food

  15. #
    Katie — October 10, 2012 at 2:20 am

    I'm so intrigued by this yeast! And this bread sounds totally amazng 🙂

  16. #
    mommascookies — October 10, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I really want to try this yeast! Nutella is sounding pretty delish!

  17. #
    Erin @Dinners, Dish — October 10, 2012 at 3:03 am

    I can't really do oatmeal either. I have tried a few with lots of add ins, and I can stand it for a day or two, but then I am done. Love the bread idea though!

  18. #
    rusthawk — October 10, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I'd love to try it!

  19. #
    Nicky — October 10, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I've never tried baking Nutella into bread before – what an amazing idea! Pinning 🙂
    My recent post Coming Soon!

  20. #
    barbara n — October 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I have been making homemade bread for my family weekly using my bread machine. So much better and healthier than store bought! and I actually know all the ingredients that are in it!

  21. #
    Cindy B — October 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Your bread look great! I haven't seen Platinum yeast in the stores yet, do they sell it on-line?

  22. #
    Doris S — October 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I started baking with yeast around age 9 and baking is one of my favorite things to do. There is something Zen like when baking with yeast, the smeall of the starter, the feel of the dough giving as you knead it, which is very calming. I always look for new recipies to try and this looks fantastic. Will make it this weekend.

  23. #
    Susan Pfund — October 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    This bread looks delicious……just in time for Thanksgiving…gonna try it.

  24. #
    Jan Scholl — October 11, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Something to make with that Nutella hubby wanted so bad but now won't eat!

  25. #
    Joy — October 11, 2012 at 12:36 am

    I DO like oatmeal, so I know I will love this bread! 😉

  26. #
    Art — October 11, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Can't wait to try this. Everyone in the household loves Nutella, but Oatmeal… Not so much.

  27. #
    marydz — October 11, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Would love to try the new yeast to make a sourdough starter. My died this summer in the fridge. Your bread sounds yummy!!!

  28. #
    Carol — October 11, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Oh my gosh does that look good-I love Nutella and I LOVE Oatmeal bread-winner winner in my book!

    Thanks so much!

  29. #
    Steffi — October 11, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Glad I found your blog. This oatmeal bread looks like a real treat and I can't wait to make it.

  30. #
    Rayna — October 11, 2012 at 2:12 am

    I love my bread machine but I usually only use the recipes that came with my machine, I wonder how this recipe would translate.

  31. #
    Meghan Finley — October 11, 2012 at 2:14 am

    This looks awesome. Can't wait to try

  32. #
    Stephanie — October 11, 2012 at 2:36 am

    This recipe looks good, I cannot wait to try it!

  33. #
    debra greenhill — October 11, 2012 at 3:12 am

    nutella what a great idea

  34. #
    Baker Street — October 11, 2012 at 3:15 am

    What a gorgeous loaf, K! Love the nutella and oatmeal combination! 🙂
    My recent post Bread 101: Cinnamon Wreath

  35. #
    Maggie — October 11, 2012 at 3:54 am

    I love to bake beep reads of any kind! Love your blog!

  36. #
    Kerry Weiss — October 11, 2012 at 4:33 am

    I have been baking breads for about 14 years,a bit at late bloomer I fear but I cannot go very long without baking something. I love to bake challah and wheat breads and some artisan breads. This oatmeal bread looks intriguing and is a must try.

  37. #
    Jefferson Svengsouk — October 11, 2012 at 4:54 am

    I love Nutella. I love yeast (in bread, beer, and wine).

  38. #
    Deanna W. — October 11, 2012 at 5:05 am

    I love oatmeal bread, and I also love chocolate, so I guess I'll be making this soon! Looks delicious!

  39. #
    Danijela — October 11, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Such a beautiful post Katrina. I really enjoyed it. I hate oatmeal for some reason too. But, I use yeast all the time. Even though baking powder is a lot easier to use, nothing can't compete with yeast. It's a must when I am making homemade bread or donuts.
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  40. #
    Pauline Gudas — October 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I love nutella and oatmeal and bread. So I guess that I will have to make this one.

  41. #
    Teresa Schawo — October 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I love oatmeal and this sounds amazing!! Will be trying this weekend. 🙂

  42. #
    @undefined — October 11, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I like oatmeal and Nutella so this recipe sounds great to me!

  43. #
    Jackie Watson — October 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I like both oatmeal and Nutella!

  44. #
    food_dreamer — October 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    OMG, girl, I love oatmeal! We need to trade places, all freaky friday-ish. 🙂
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  45. #
    Tangible — October 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I have baked yeast since I was is a long I make bread for family each week, or if I'm busy my hubby makes it…last night it was an old recipe…molasses oatmeal break…oatmeal is not 🙂

  46. #
    Veronica — October 12, 2012 at 12:24 am

    YUM can't wait to try this bread!!!

  47. #
    Brenda — October 12, 2012 at 12:50 am

    I love oatmeal and can not wait to make this bread!

  48. #
    sharonjo — October 12, 2012 at 2:03 am

    I'm slowly learning to bake with yeast, after being totally intimidated by it for a long time. This recipe looks totally doable–and delicious!

    I love oatmeal and eat it every morning for breakfast!!

    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  49. #
    Sarah — October 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I can't wait to try this oatmeal bread!

  50. #
    Theresa Sea — October 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Ooooh, I would love to try this mega-ultra-luxe yeast!

  51. #
    Anna — October 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I make *lots* of whole grain breads, so I'm really eager to try this yeast! The last bread that I made was a bulgar/whole wheat and it turned out pretty dense. 🙂

  52. #
    Rebecca D — October 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Looks yummy! I would love try this yeast : )

  53. #
    Marisa — October 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I love putting oatmeal in bread. Adding nutella sounds even better.

  54. #
    [email protected] — October 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    LOL!! I love the break-up note! And I support it. I like oats, too, but, not in a meal-way. 🙂
    I bet this bread was amazing!!
    My recent post Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

  55. #
    Amanda — October 14, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    A wonderful way to feed my nutella addiction–thank you!

  56. #
    tara pittman — October 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Entered and love to try this yeast

  57. #
    Julie — October 15, 2012 at 1:35 am

    thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  58. #
    ChiTown Girl — October 15, 2012 at 2:44 am

    I LOVE oatmeal, so I'm sure I would LOVE this bread. Even without the Nutella and glaze. But, PUHlease, WHY would you leave those out?!

  59. #
    bakeaholicmama — October 15, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I'm obsessed with yeast baking these days…. and this bread looks amazing! And it has nutella?!?!?!

  60. #
    KatrinasKitchen — October 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    You Won! Please send me your full name and mailing address by Wednesday, October 17th and I will have the sponsor ship the Red Star Yeast to you! I will confirm that I got your email by replying.

    – Katrina

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    Averie Cooks — October 30, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I just posted bread today with this yeast. I love the yeast – rocks!! For wheat, especially!

    This bread of yours looks sooo good!

  61. #
    Luis Fernando — June 2, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I tried this recipe and it’s divine! It”s soft and delicate. The taste of Nutella it’s present but not strong. Loved it!!! Thanks!!!!

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